Tax Free Weekend is THIS weekend in South Carolina folks!
Starting Friday, August 7th and ending Sunday, August 9th at midnight, state and local sales tax will be exempt for school related supplies. This includes clothing, shoes, computers, computer software, printers and school supplies such as pencils, notebooks and calculators. It also includes some home goods, think college dorm room supplies, like towels, bed linens and shower curtains. A complete list of included supplies can be found here. (Mom Bonus: diapers also make the cut!)
Stores can get crowded during tax free weekend but remember you can also take advantage of the savings online. On most websites, you will be charged tax initially but be reimbursed once the order is processed.
Sales tax in the area ranges from 7% in North Charleston and Summerville to 8.5% in Charleston and Mount Pleasant. So while you may only save a few bucks on a new t-shirt, the savings on computers can be huge! Plus, when you combine your tax savings with store sales and specials you can save BIG this weekend!